Ohio State didn’t recruit Travis Trice and the Ohio native went to Michigan State where he became one of the best point guards in the Big Ten as a senior. Now the Buckeyes aren’t going to let his brother go without a fight.
On Monday evening Ohio State boss Thad Matta issued an offer to D'Mitrik Trice. Trice, who is now doing a post grad year at IMG Academy, was also recently offered by the Wisconsin Badgers while also picked up a ton of interest from Vanderbilt.
According to Trice’s father, and former high school coach at Huber Heights Wayne, the Ohio State offer was big.
“Thad called me earlier today and gave me the reasons why he needed D’Mitrik and laid out his plans for him,” explained Travis Trice Sr. “He set up to a call with D’Mitrik this evening. D’Mitrik asked a lot of questions, and he got answers. He is thrilled and excited. This is the stuff that you work for. He has always enjoyed the Big Ten.”
Trice Sr. continued, “I am just so happy for D’Mitrik. It shows all the hard work and sacrifice that he putting in going to IMG Academy has really paid off.”
Up next for Trice and the family is setting up visits, and the elder Trice says they are in the works.
“It’s something I have to talk to D’Mitrik about,” said Trice Sr of the visits. “We have some family plans in the way. Both Ohio State and Wisconsin are both willing to have him come in as soon as he can. We have talked about April 22 or April 29 with Wisconsin.”
He continued, “Also I know (Matta) would welcome a visit from D’Mitrik as soon as he wants to come up as well.”
Trice, who was a full qualifier out of high school, can make visits whenever he wants, and plans to visit at least Wisconsin and Ohio State before making a decision, though a trip to Vanderbilt is also not out of the question.